“As an NFL head coach, when a bad play occurs, we need to move on and focus on the next one. As parents, the best focus means enjoying the process of our kids’ journey and being supportive along the way. Dr. Bell and Bill Parisi’s book helps with our kids and our own mental toughness.” — NFL Head Coach Chuck Pagano
“Read this book and I’ll send you a participation trophy.” — John Brubaker, Award-Winning Author, Coach & Parent
“Just like in The Hinge, this book provides both parents and coaches with simple, actionable steps to help their athletes develop mental toughness. I highly recommend it.” — John O’Sullivan, Author of Changing The Game.
“Don’t Should on Your Kids includes many practical thoughts for parents including one of my favorites, “Great parents ask their kid, ‘How was your day?’ not just ‘How was your practice?'” — Jim Thompson, Positive Coaching Alliance Founder
About the Author
Dr. Rob Bell is a noted Sport Psychology coach and is a certified consultant of AASP (Association for Applied Sport Psychology). This is his 4th book on Mental Toughness.
He was the mental coach for the 2013 USTA National Champion and sport psychology coach for University of Notre Dame. He has also coached extensively to businesses, universities, and corporate athletes including, Marriott, Walgreens, Morgan Stanley, among many others.
He has PGA credentials as a Sport Psychology consultant, caddies, and specializes in coaching the mental game with athletes at all levels. A sought after speaker, he presents his research and applied experience at conferences and clinics across the nation.